Request for NDLA 2019 Presentation Proposals is now open!

The annual NDLA Conference, Digital Learning: Your Window to the World, is scheduled for February 14-15, 2019 at Cornhusker Marriott in Lincoln. The success of the conference depends on those members who take the time to present breakout sessions. Please consider sharing your expertise and complete a Request for Presentation Proposal. Additionally, if you have a colleague doing amazing things with digital learning, feel free to pass this information along to them—we want to hear about it! Requests will be accepted through November 15, 2018 and selected presenters will be notified later in November. See the topics of interest below to help guide your submission.

Start Thinking About a Session Proposal!

After a busy and (hopefully) fun summer, it’s time to continue our lifelong mission of learning. With the NDLA Conference dates set for February 14-15, 2019, and the new venue at the Cornhusker Marriott in Lincoln, it’s also time to start building the content for that event.

The NDLA Conference Request for Proposals (RFP) will be available in early September, and we will be seeking session proposals on all aspects of Digital Learning, including:

  • adaptive learning
  • badging and gamification
  • blended learning
  • classroom technologies
  • e-textbooks
  • learning analytics
  • learning objects
  • mobile learning
  • personalized learning
  • online learning (or e-learning)
  • synchronous distance learning (videoconferencing)
  • open educational resources (OERs)
  • technology-enhanced teaching and learning
  • virtual reality
  • augmented reality
  • Virtual Field Trips (enrichment programs for the classroom)

Be thinking about your session proposals, and check back for the RFP in early September!

NDLA now Nebraska DIGITAL Learning Association


NDLA will now be doing business as the Nebraska Digital Learning Association, as a result of a unanimous vote of the attending membership at the NDLA General meeting on February 23, 2018, in an effort to broaden the membership base and keep up with new technologies, tools, learning styles and digital resources.


2017 Nebraska Distance Learning Week

In October, Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed November 6-10 as Nebraska Distance Learning Week (#NebDLW), which also coincides with National Distance Learning Week (#NDLW) coordinated by United States Distance Learning Association.

To celebrate #NebDLW, we highlighted Nebraska content providers by and sponsored a Virtual Field Trip Workshop on November 7 (check out the photographs on our Facebook page). We also featured some providers on social media sharing their distance learning opportunities.


Save the date for NDLA 2018

NDLA Conference Save the Date

The 2018 NDLA Conference, Digital Change: Beyond the Device, is confirmed for February 22-23, 2018 at the Hotel RL (a Red Lion property, formerly the Holiday Inn) at 3321 S 72nd Street, Omaha. Speaker announcements and registration will be coming soon!

National and International Distance Learning Events

USDLA conference
NDLA is an affiliated chapter of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). The USDLA conference, “30 Years of Driving Excellence in Distance Education,” is being held April 30th–May 3, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN, at the Hilton Indianapolis. Registration is now open, and a special two-day rate is available for K–12 educators. See more information with a link to register here.

Over 1500 delegates from North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Nations, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the Arab States are gathering in Toronto, Canada, October 17-19, 2017 to expand boundaries and explore new frontiers of teaching, learning and skills development.

The World Conference on Online Learning: Teaching in The Digital Age – Re-Thinking Teaching & Learning, the 27th edition of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) World Conference, is your opportunity to connect, engage, and exchange with international colleagues. See more information here.